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Picking Up Stompies: Long Weekend Edition 29/03/2016
Posted by on Mar 29th, 2016

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For more than two weeks Pikitup workers in Johannesburg have been on an illegal strike. City of Joburg urges residents to ‘pick it up’ themselves [eNCA]

Easter suicide bombing of a public park in Lahore killed at least 72 people injured 280, many of whom were thought to be children [Guardian]

DA: Sunday Times story confirms that Zuma misled Parliament [Sunday Times]

Row over Guptas: ANC denies backing parliamentary probe [iol]

Deputy minister ‘spent R50 000 on booze’ [iol]

South Africa and Australia knocked out of T20 Cricket World Cup in group stage [ESPNcricinfo]

FBI unlocks San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone and ends legal battle with Apple, for now [LA Times]

Cape Town once again makes Tripadvisor’s Best Destination in the World list for 2016 [LIS]

Rupert rumours spark new row. South African billionaire, Johann Rupert, is at the centre of a rip-roaring battle in the ANC at the end of a week in which the row over “state capture” refused to quieten down [City Press]

Lion on the loose in Beaufort West. A search is under way in Beaufort West for a lion that escaped from the Karoo National Park [News24]

‘Bullying’ Guptas wanted diplomatic passports. It is one of the many outrageous demands the Guptas have made on the government of President Jacob Zuma: that the Department of International Relations issue the three brothers, Ajay, Atul and Tony, with diplomatic passports [TimesLIVE]

PICS: The first snow of 2016 – in March! First snow falls in the Matroosberg in the Western Cape [Traveller 24]

Eskom tariff hike comes into effect this Friday [EWN]

Six reasons why the ANC didn’t fire Zuma [Mail & Guardian]

Zuma must resign – Vavi. Former Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi says the only way to clean up the crisis of the state being captured by the Gupta family is for President Jacob Zuma to resign [iAfrica]

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